KJ200704: Spring is Here! (2/4)
News of the “Cherry Blossom Front” and Pollen Reports
News reports during cherry blossom season usually
include a report about where in Japan the trees(usually
the Somei-Yoshino cherry tree)are blooming. Progressing
from south to north, the Cherry Blossom Front marches
its way up the Japanese archipelago.
In addition, pollen allergy notifications are also
broadcast with the news, sugi(cedar)pollen being
especially prevalent in spring ; the number of cedar pollen
allergy sufferers is growing. Symptoms of pollen allergies
(called kafun-shou)include a runny nose, itchy eyes, and
sneezing. Methods of prevention can include wearing a
mask to block pollen from entering the body, and taking
medicine to reduce symptoms.